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  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: CPA Books (December 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 0960035869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960035861
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,252,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lion Kuntz on May 31, 2005
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In 1929 most people outside of Germany had not heard of Adolph Hitler. There is little reason why they should have -- the nazi party was receiving less than 2% of the vote at that date.

This slender pamphlet, not really qualifying as a book, containing a total of 55 pages including editors notes and summation, tells of three meetings between 1929 and 1933, where $32,000,000 was transferred to Hitler by wealthy New Yorkers to promote anti-communism and, more importantly, anti-French actions leading to the termination of the reparations of the Treaty of Versailies.

The book itself is cloaked in mystery, authored by a pseudoname, designed to protray involvement of Paul Warburg as author. It was swiftly banned and suppressed in its day, and only three copies survived the initial book-burning in 1933. At the time of its publication, October 1933, the Blood Purge, Night of the Long Knives still had not occurred yet. Hitler's ruthlessness was still only known to the few inside Germany itself who had reason to fear him based on his death squads.

It is possible, even likely, that one of the suppressed anti-nazi journalists taking refuge in Holland was author, wanting to alert the world of the fruits of their (quite good at times) investigations.

Very little factual material is enclosed, which could be summed up into a dozen paragraphs. A banker named von Heydt is mentioned:

"... I waited in Munich for a report from von Heydt, and two days later a letter came announcing his visit. He and Frey announced themselves again at my hotel. The following stipulations were set before me: I was to telegraph New York, asking them to make ten million dollars available to me at the Mendelsohn & Co. bank in Amsterdam.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pamela K. Johnson on November 13, 2008
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This book was originally published in 1933 under the title THE FINANCIAL SOURCES OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM. It's author, "Sidney Warburg" is believed to be a pseudonym for James Warburg, an American banker and son of Paul Warburg, Secretary of State under Wilson. The book remained on the shelf for a very short time and was declared a forgery by the Warburg family. Others believe it to be a true and tragic tale of a man caught up in a world whose treachery he despised. Indeed, he introduces himself as being a "cowardly instrument" of American banking colleagues.

The book was again published in 1983 under the present title. It begins with the "hell" of the 1929 stock market crash and the attempts by Wall Street to restore economic stability, not only to the United States, but to the world as a whole. The bankers concluded that a prosperous Germany was necessary, but was hindered by the French, who had been "favored" by the Versailles Treaty imposed by Woodrow Wilson following World War 1. France refused to negotiate, maintaining its favored position of making its reparations to Germany as reduced as possible. It was decided by Wall Street that a "revolution" was in order, and "this man Hitler" might just be the person with which to meet. As Mr. Warburg spoke flawless German, he would be the man for the job.

The meeting took place without Hitler knowing his contact person was Jewish. The thought "crossed his mind, but he didn't ask." His first meeting with Hitler "made a "singular impression" on him. His confused rambling centered on the plights of the unemployed and the general poverty of the people. It was not helped by the "swindling of Jewish banks" and the general corruption of the German leaders. Mr.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marion Green on June 17, 2014
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Book is pack with info and I really enjoying every page on my third reading of the book glad I invest and good for my collection thanks
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